Environmental – Social – Governance, Oh My!

Sep 20, 2023 | Buildings as Climate Solutions, Education, Equity and Inclusion, Homepage Featured

Even if you don’t have your “ear to the ground” when it comes to ESG or Environmental-Social-Governance reporting, you are still likely to have heard about it. Maybe what you’re hearing is a low hum or something in the background – or maybe it is a hubbub of activity in your world related to ESG. Either way, it is a concept that is here to stay.

ESG is a framework to assess an organization’s business practices and performance on various sustainability and ethical issues, providing a way to measure business risks and opportunities in those areas. We’re basically talking about corporate responsibility – how can companies positively impact their employees, society and the environment? ESG covers a lot of ground – from financial transparency and employee satisfaction to protecting human rights and reducing carbon footprints.

Learn more about ESG at our upcoming three-part series that includes our final evening program of the year on October 10, bookended by two virtual Coffee Breaks. We can’t wait to see you at one of these upcoming FREE events!

September 29 @ 10 am: Coffee Break – ESG Strategies in Global Footwear
Featured Speaker: Andee Burton, Director of Product and Sourcing Sustainability at Caleres
Virtual event on Zoom

October 10 @ 5:30 pm: Evening Program – Connecting ESG Goals with LEED: Process, Benefits, Resource
Featured Speaker: Sheri Brezinka, USGBC Regional Director, West North Central
In person event at IBEW Local 1


  • Abigail Sirevaag, Sustainability Project Leader at Edward Jones
  • Chris Laughman, Senior Director, Sustainability & Energy at Greystar
  • Kim Chapman, Assistant General Counsel & Chair of ESG Committee at ESCO Technologies

Moderator: Jean Ponzi, Green Resources Manager at Missouri Botanical Garden

Presented in partnership with USGBC and the St. Louis Regional Green Business Challenge

October 20 @ 10 am: Coffee Break – Sustainable Investing, a personalized, purpose-driven way to invest
Featured Speaker: Robin M. Diedrich, Head of Sustainable Investing at Edward Jones
Virtual event on Zoom

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